Wednesday, March 30, 2011

International Friendly Report & Analyses: USA vs. Paraguay

It's still early, of course, but the chances are more likely that we'll remember this week's two U.S. national-team friendlies less for the results -- a 1-1 tie against Argentina and Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Paraguay -- than for the initial impacts made by some young American players.

After the Argentina game the name on the lips of most observers was Juan Agudelo, the 18-year-old forward who scored his second goal in three U.S. games. But the name that stood out on Tuesday was Timmy Chandler, the German-American speed merchant who celebrated his 21st birthday by making a significant impact as a right-sided defender and midfielder in his first U.S. start.

Davis: U.S. Player Ratings

Wahl: Three Thoughts

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